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Kryten

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« on: 07-26-2001 23:53 »

Lots of new folks on these boards, and I'm wondering... what are your favorite non-cartoon TV shows? I'll respond with mine eventually....

Drippy_taco

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« Reply #1 on: 07-27-2001 00:09 »

I think my signature obviously points out my favorite non-cartoon show, actually MST3K is my ALL-TIME favorite show, Futurama a close second.  Mystery Science Theater 3000 has been with me for 7 years, and just because it's syndicated and there aren't any new episodes, it's still my favorite.

Other non-cartoon shows I like are:
SCTV (also syndicated)
Daily Show w/ John Stewart
Jimminy Glick w/ Martin Short (So what if he is an over-acting cheap laugh kinda guy, I think the show is funny)


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« Reply #2 on: 07-27-2001 01:06 »

 
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Originally posted by Drippy_taco:
Mystery Science Theater 3000 has been with me for 7 years, and just because it's syndicated and there aren't any new episodes, it's still my favorite.

Other non-cartoon shows I like are:
SCTV (also syndicated)

I think you misunderstand the concept of syndication. MST3K and SCTV, while in reruns, are still aired nationally on the scifi channel and NBC(respectively). Syndication means that the show airs nationally, but the time and station varies from market to market.

Incidentally, I first fell in love with MST3K back when it actually was syndicated. Way back in 1995, they syndicated a small amount of episodes dubbed "The MST Hour". It was half of an episode each week(all Joel-era ones), with some really hilarious wrap-around segments featuring Mike Nelson in his Jack Perkins makeup. In my area, it came on right after SNL...MST3K was a breath of fresh air after watching so much of that lameness.

The syndication run ended after the first year...I was almost in tears when I found out it stopped airing locally. Lucky for me, I am a huge nerd who recorded every episode, and thanks to internet tape-trading(and also my brother who had DSS), I got like a hundred episodes before my cable company finally picked up the scifi channel.

But enough of that. Other shows I like or used to like:

Get A Life
The State
Select seasons of The X-files
Seinfeld
King of Queens is also pretty entertaining for a mainstream show

I'm sure there are a few other shows, but just about all tv today is maddeningly awful.

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« Reply #3 on: 07-27-2001 01:20 »

      Whose Line is it, Anyway?
      Star Trek (see my list in "To Boldly Go . . ." I think)
      Robot Wars
      Red Dwarf
      Home Improvement

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    « Reply #4 on: 07-27-2001 01:52 »

    Hmm, articles I would read always associated MST3K and SCTV with syndicated, but thanks for correcting me, guess I should get with the times...

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    « Reply #5 on: 07-27-2001 02:27 »

    my favorite non cartoon show is the xfiles
    darthgy

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    « Reply #6 on: 07-27-2001 05:03 »

    friends
    that 70's show
    chaos city
    star trek - the next generation
    star trek - ds9 (from season 3 on)
    rach_the_tall

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    « Reply #7 on: 07-27-2001 05:15 »

    okie...( in no particular order...)
    monty python's flying circus
    red dwarf
    mr brittas' empire
    absolutley fabulous
    the young ones
    fawlty towers
    sex and the city (I find it amusing)
    bottom
    blackadder
    father ted

    Kryten

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    « Reply #8 on: 07-27-2001 12:37 »

    my favorites:

    Buffy
    Angel
    Star Trek, TNG and DS9
    News Radio
    Seinfeld
    Boston Public

    Just Chris

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    « Reply #9 on: 07-27-2001 13:02 »

    For me, it's mostly comedy stuff.

    Drew Carey
    Seinfeld
    That 70's Show
    Whose Line is it Anyway



    Apathy Party

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    « Reply #10 on: 07-27-2001 13:48 »

    I don't watch TV, as a rule, it's nothing but mass produced, deflavoured tabloid piss, especially before 10pm. For comedy, see Rach's post above.

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    « Reply #11 on: 07-27-2001 15:32 »

    Rach, your taste is so much like mine that I think I'll try out your underwear idea as posted on 'boxers vs. briefs'.!  smile
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    « Reply #12 on: 07-27-2001 21:08 »

    non-cartoon? hmm...Titus, That 70s Show, Buffy & Angel (although i havent watched them in a while), Married With Children...   tongue

    bart182

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    « Reply #13 on: 07-28-2001 16:45 »

    Freakylinks
    Lone gunman (even though the show sucks)
    Everyone loves raymond
    tech shows
    Space ghost
    Cohnon OBrian
    Grounded for life (yes its a stupid show)
    Dark angel (sometimes)


    I dunno what else

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    « Reply #14 on: 07-28-2001 19:31 »

    the simpsons (duh)
    boston public is ok, it's not a favorite
    who's line is it anyway is somehow getting a lot less funny
    the practice (i'm starting to like it a lot more than i used to)
    law and order (i'm starting to dislike it a lot more than i used to)
    malcom in the middle is great.
    grounded for life seems kinda like a rip of malcom, but it's still funny.
    spy tv is funny even tho they do the meanest things to ppl.
    fear factor is pretty good.
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    « Reply #15 on: 07-29-2001 01:57 »

     
    Quote
    Originally posted by bart182:
    Freakylinks
    Lone gunman (even though the show sucks)
    Everyone loves raymond
    tech shows
    Space ghost
    Cohnon OBrian
    Grounded for life (yes its a stupid show)
    Dark angel (sometimes)


    I dunno what else


    yeah i got to have me CONAN O'BRIEN too  big grin

    rach_the_tall

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    « Reply #16 on: 07-29-2001 10:05 »

     
    Quote
    Originally posted by Bovinatron:

    malcom in the middle is great.
    oh yeah, MitM is funny too, but I mostly stick with britcoms.

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    « Reply #17 on: 07-29-2001 10:39 »

    112313211231211234323243211on the piano that is yankee doodle!!!!!!

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    « Reply #18 on: 07-29-2001 10:51 »

    Whoa, wide reaching question. Just off the top of my head, I like British comedy such as Python, Blackadder etc. and also political satire, well all satire for that matter. Other than that, it's just the usual sprinkling of American sit-coms and such.

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    « Reply #19 on: 07-29-2001 15:49 »

     
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    Posted by Bart182
    Lone gunman (even though the show sucks)

    Oh yes, I forgot about this show. I watched it too. It wasn't too good, but I liked it. It was really likeable, despite all its faults. It's just too bad that Fox cancelled it...if it had another season to grow, I think it could have been something great.

     
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    spy tv is funny even tho they do the meanest things to ppl

    I'm not sure what to think of this one. It will occassionally have a funny bit(like that whole skit with the neat-freak boss), but I don't know, the reactions seem kinda rehearsed to me. I wonder how many of their skits are genuine.

    Also, does anyone remember that infomercial that used to come on, for that tape of practical jokes? I've seen the exact same clips shown on Spy TV, in their "international division" segment. That's just lame.

    Michael Ian Black is a funny funny guy(I used to love The State), but he does a terrible job of hosting the show. Most of his jokes are unfunny, but even the funny ones get lost in his shockingly bad delivery.
    rach_the_tall

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    « Reply #20 on: 07-30-2001 06:06 »

     
    Quote
    Originally posted by Ben:
    Whoa, wide reaching question. Just off the top of my head, I like British comedy such as Python, Blackadder etc. and also political satire, well all satire for that matter. Other than that, it's just the usual sprinkling of American sit-coms and such.

    oh yeah, political satire  smile 'yes minister' is funny  smile

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    « Reply #21 on: 08-02-2001 15:57 »

     
    Quote
    Originally posted by rach_the_tall:
     
    Quote
    Originally posted by Bovinatron:

    malcom in the middle is great.
    oh yeah, MitM is funny too, but I mostly stick with britcoms.


    britcoms...i never heard of that word before...  tongue

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    « Reply #22 on: 08-26-2001 17:51 »

    I like Malcolm, Fraser, Seinfeld, M*A*S*H, Cheers, Northern Exp. and so on. M*A*S*H is really good for those of you who have never watched it. (For Canadians its on at 10 on Prime.)
    KENNEDY

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    « Reply #23 on: 08-26-2001 18:07 »

    the X files and Father Ted.  cool

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    « Reply #24 on: 08-26-2001 18:37 »

    I like lot's of comedies, I also like the open university, it is sometimes quite good and is on at a time when nothing much else is. It teaches you useful things, such as they're being an infinite number of dimensions all in the same place, and I say it is out  duty to build a machine to travel between dimensions till we find the one where Kif is the main character in Futurama that, that is the place where we shall make out home.

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    « Reply #25 on: 08-26-2001 20:25 »

    mine are:

    WWF Raw and Smackdown.
    Friends.
    Big Brother (it use to be on)
    Famliy Guy
    South Park
    Triger TV
    Buffy.
    Malcome In The Middle.
    ABFab (The new season is coming back)
    The Simpsons
    And of course Futurama

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    « Reply #26 on: 08-26-2001 20:34 »

    Keeping Up Appearances
    The O'Reilly Factor
    Married With Children
    Frasier
    3rd Rock From The Sun
    Kryten

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    « Reply #27 on: 08-26-2001 20:55 »

    I've recently gotten into Farscape. Reruns start tomorrow!

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    « Reply #28 on: 08-26-2001 20:59 »

    x-files
    star trek
    alot of random others
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    « Reply #29 on: 08-27-2001 03:04 »
    « Last Edit on: 08-27-2001 03:04 »

    I don't watch too much TV but I like most sci-fi and some comedy shows, in particular:

    Babylon 5
    Farscape
    Star Trek (all series)
    X-Files
    Space: Above and Beyond (killed after one series   frown )
    Buffy
    Blackadder
    Bottom
    Red Dwarf
    The Bill

    Sadly a lot of them aren't on now. I expect I've missed a few that should be on the list.
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    « Reply #30 on: 08-27-2001 12:05 »

     
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    Originally posted by Tweek:
    Space: Above and Beyond

    Fox has quite a track record with screwing over great sci-fi shows, doesn't it?
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    « Reply #31 on: 08-28-2001 00:02 »

    I'd like to add I am also a Jay Leno and Conan O'Brien fan. Conan is still good, but the show was ten times better with Andy Ritcher. That Max Weinberg guy doesn't seem to do much anymore  frown
    Ben

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    « Reply #32 on: 08-28-2001 09:47 »

     
    Quote
    Originally posted by Kryten:
    I've recently gotten into Farscape. Reruns start tomorrow!

    I'm sorry, but I watched a couple of episodes last years and I just found it too weird for my liking.

    Kryten

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    « Reply #33 on: 08-28-2001 12:50 »

     
    Quote
    Originally posted by Ben:
     I'm sorry, but I watched a couple of episodes last years and I just found it too weird for my liking.


    Sure, it's weird, but therein lies the coolness! How many other shows have helium-farting muppets?

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    « Reply #34 on: 08-28-2001 15:49 »

    Dark Angel (although the new season looks like it could go either way)

    News Radio

    Boston Public

    That 70s show (If I am in the mood)

    Titus (If I am in the mood)

    And that is pretty much it although I will say that this upcoming season has several shows that look like they could be good (or could be crap) But I can't really think of any of there names right now... HA!
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    « Reply #35 on: 09-01-2001 21:27 »

    Titus
    Drew Carry
    Star Trek (I thought Voyager was the best even though some people hated it)
    Grounded for Life
    That 70s Show
    Dark Angel

    Oh crap my mind just went blank. Oh well.
    Holly J. Fry

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    « Reply #36 on: 09-02-2001 10:04 »

    Tweek, I also love The Bill. I liked the older episodes better, they used to show them on UK Gold, which is how I got into it. Yes, I watched UK Gold, especially their Blackadder specials. Don't have it anymore, and am surprisingly lost without it. . .
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    « Reply #37 on: 08-26-2003 02:36 »

    dunno
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    « Reply #38 on: 08-26-2003 02:39 »

    It's a hard choice:

    Blackadder?
    MST3K?
    Monty Python? *Sob's*
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    « Reply #39 on: 08-26-2003 03:09 »

     
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    Originally posted by ooy:
    dunno

    Well, then you shouldn't go around bumping 2 year old threads, should you?

    But just to add mine to the list:

    Star Trek, TNG and DS9
    Monty Python's Flying Circus, Blackadder, Fawlty Towers. Yes minister/prime minister
    Law & Order
    Robot Wars
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